MS Magellan (ship, 1985)

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CMV Magellan Anchored in Flåm 20150617 1.jpg
Magellan anchored in Flåm
Name: 1985–2009: Holiday
2010–2014: Grand Holiday [1]
2015 onwards: Magellan
Owner: 1985–2015: Carnival Corporation & plc
2015: Global Maritime Group
Operator: 1985–2009: Carnival Cruise Lines
2010–2014: Iberocruceros
2015 onwards: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Port of registry: 1985–2009: Nassau,  Bahamas
2009–2015: Madeira,  Portugal
2015 onwards: Nassau,  Bahamas
Builder: Aalborg Værft, Ålborg, Denmark
Completed: 1985
Maiden voyage: 18 May 2010 (as Grand Holiday)
11 March 2015 (as Magellan)
Identification: Callsign CQNH
IMO number: 8217881
MMSI number: 255803790
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Holiday-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 46,052 GT
Length: 728 ft (222 m)
Beam: 105.6 ft (32.2 m)
Decks: 9
Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)
Capacity: 1,452 passengers
Crew: 660

MS Magellan is a Holiday-class cruise ship which was formerly owned by Carnival Cruise Lines as Holiday and Ibero Cruises as the Grand Holiday. She sailed for Cruise & Maritime Voyages In Spring 2015.

Ship history[edit]

The Holiday was Built by Aalborg Værft in Aalborg, Denmark and entered service for Carnival Cruise Lines in 1985. The ship's condition had been in decline until 2003, when she was sent into the dry docks and renovated. In 2005, during Hurricane Katrina, she was taken out of service to be used as temporary housing for the victims of the storm, and to also be used to aid the victims of the storm.[2] After leaving Mississippi, she again went to the dry docks for an additional three weeks of renovations. New carpeting and plumbing were added and repairs to the propellers were made, among other improvements.

MS Holiday resumed her normal route in the Western Caribbean, sailing from Mobile, Alabama until November 2009. In November 2009, MS Holiday was retired from the Carnival fleet and was later transferred to the fleet of Iberocruceros,[3] another cruise line owned by Carnival Corporation & plc as the Grand Holiday. However, the Carnival-style funnel was only repainted. In April 2010 she underwent dry dock refurbishment and was then transferred to the Ibero Cruises fleet. Sailing as MS Grand Holiday began on May 18, 2010[4]

The Grand Holiday docked in Marseille

The ship was transformed into a four-star floating hotel in Port Sochi Imeretinskiy during the Winter Olympics from 5 to 24 February 2014.

On 3 November 2014 British cruise line Cruise & Maritime Voyages announced that MS Grand Holiday would be joining their fleet in Spring 2015 under the name Magellan.[5] She will cruise out of London Tilbury, Newcastle and Dundee commencing 15 March 2015.[6]

Meeting facilities[edit]

  • Americana Lounge: 900 maximum guests reception, 725 maximum guests theater, 200 maximum guests modified classroom
  • Doc Holiday's: 350 maximum guests Theater, 150 maximum guests modified classroom
  • Reflections Dance Club: 400 Reception, 150 Theater, 50 modified classroom
  • Lounge: 110 maximum guests Reception, 60 maximum guests theater
  • Piano Bar: 60 maximum guests Reception, 30 maximum guests theater
  • Library: 15 maximum guests board meeting
  • Wharf Bar & Grill: 300 maximum guests reception
  • Four Winds Dining Room: 414 maximum guests
  • Seven Seas Dining Room: 480 maximum guests

Pictures of the Magellan in her Carnival livery.[edit]

Docked in Pascagoula, USA.
At the port of Yucatán, Mexico.
Alongside in Cozumel, Mexico.


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